Wow you have some very interesting birth story's. Sorry about the horrible morning sickness! I'm sorry the first 2 births weren't as enjoyable for you. My first experience wasn't very funny either. I was induced and got an epi with him that only worked on one side. I really don't remember his birth either. But with DS2 i remember everything and will always go natural from now on.
My DH and I were married in the Manti temple as well. Everyone in my family has either been sealed or married in the Manti temple so we have a lot of family history in that temple. Isn't it a gorgeous temple? I just love that it is still decorated as it was when it was built. My DH and were sealed in the only room with out Eternity mirrors.
I hope everything goes well for you this birth. I used hypnobirthing and I LOVED my birth! Glad baby's doing good as well! Can't wait to see how things go for you this time!
DS1-7/18/08, DS2-2/23/10, DS3 1/18/12
Just wanting to check in on you and see how things are going. I can't wait to see pictures of your whole family with the new babe!
Things are going well here. Yesterday was fun and tiring! Had the baby shower at my friend's house and they weren't supposed to bring gifts - but they did. Those stinkers. It was really nice to visit and open some cute blankets and diapers (the fancy kind we never buy!) and outfits. We had an Asian-inspired lunch thanks to my Filipino friend.
After that, it was home for an hour, then gone for several hours at a meeting at another friend's house, then race to the bus stop, take the girls to dance, and...oh yeah, every spare minute since morning I was tinting frosting and decorating the dinosaur cake. I made it look like Buddy from Dinosaur Train. It turned out soooo cute!!! He loved it! So after Papa Murphy's pizza for dinner (I love the gourmet vegetarian!) he opened his presents and we ate the cake. My ankles had swelled up to poofing out over my socks by dinnertime. I was exhausted! I did get a whole bunch of BH's that were way more intense than my normal, but that was just from being so worn out.
This morning it was my turn to carpool to the bus stop, then straight to my midwife appt. I just love her! I am GBS neg!!! Yay for no IV!!! She said, "Yeah, you're going to walk in there, get in that tub and push your baby out, no problem!!!" She has all the confidence in me that I am still working on getting for myself. She told me that most of the nurses are really great, just make sure I ask for one that would want to help me with a hypnobabies waterbirth because some of them would be psyched out. She also said to go ahead and ask for a midwife, because as great as the OB is, she would only come in to "catch the baby" and that's it. The other thing I asked about was could I have a note on my chart about not needing a cervical dilation check to be admitted. She said to call the OB about it, and she said otherwise, I could just decline it. She knows I will be getting there ready to push, anyways. (Gosh, I hope I can time that right!!!)
Speaking of waterbirth, I am a VERY private person, as in, I can't stand people seeing me without a good amount of clothing on, and I have been wondering what people wear in the tub? I think I will bring a sports bra...but what about before I am pushing...can I wear something on the bottom? Maybe those nylon shorts or something?? Any suggestions?
I posted about a slow leak - I am still not sure - but I am not concerned, either. I drink a lot of water so everything should be fine.
I have a few more things to do to get ready - Wash the linens and set up the portacrib, pack a bag for me and baby, I guess that's it besides the normal day to day stuff!
I keep practicing my hypnosis and listening to the tracks in the evening, and most of the night while I sleep on and off. DH is on call this week starting tomorrow so hopefully baby will stay put until after that. I don't think that will be a problem.
Sounds like things are gearing up. As to what to wear. I guess you could wear a bathing suit bottom and take it off. I bought just a top for mine, but I doubt I will wear it. I hated having clothes on while in labor last time.
Sounds like things are going really well and you're gearing up for a GREAT birth!
I know what you mean about the tub/clothing and have been putting some thought into that too. I'm definitely going to wear a bikini top (easier to BF in than a sports bra, I'd think) but I am also kind of keeping an eye out for a swimsuit skirt or some kind of skirt that wouldn't be too annoying in the water...I don't know, maybe just bikini bottoms that tie on the side would be fine, since they'd be easy to remove in a flash when the time comes. I too hate the idea of wallowing around naked for hours in front of people, although I have heard from a lot of people that they felt the same way going in and then in the moment did not care AT ALL. So I guess having a plan is good for minimizing worrying about it, but it may not end up being a big deal, which is also kind of nice to know.
My client had a water birth and she was naked. She was very private in the beginning of her labor, but they end she just didn't care. I can imagine that you can were a top no problem.
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.
Yay for BGS neg!
I'm really excited to get a bikini top for my delivery. I've always wanted to feel comfortable in a bikini but my usual belly pooch has prevented that. But I LOVE the way I look when pregnant so I'm excited to show off that belly and have a reason to get a cute top.
As for bottoms- I suspect I'll wear something comfortable and loose for the first stages then probably end up naked. But I'm not a shy or modest person. If I could let a bunch of nurses and my OB look at my private parts under bright lights last time (as PP have said, in the moment you don't really care), I can certainly let a midwife and a few close friends see me in the comfort of my own home.
Sonds like you are gearing up, how exciting!
Yay for GBS-!!
I am also not a fan of public nudity (I don't even like bathing suits) and I have a great bathing suit cover-up that is a little wrap skirt made of bathing suit material. I got it at Bloomingdale's but have seen similar ones in ctalogs and you could probably get one at Target or something similar.
Yay GBS Negative! I find I usually don't care during labour about being clothed...however with my first birth I couldn't really share any of the pictures...nor do I really want to look at them so my second birth I brought along a maternity Tank Top (the kind with the built in bra). I kept shorts on for awhile as well but those eventually came off and it didn't really bother me. I was much happier with those pics afterward. An option for down below might be some sort of skirt that would have easy access if necessary but keep you covered.